Brazilian youngster Richarlison has become the Premier League’s latest hot prospect for Watford this season and has attracted interest from some of the league's biggest clubs.
Manager Marco Silva has warned that the Hornets must ‘take care’ of the 20-year-old talent and help him deal with the mental aspect of a challenging period, as the likes of Chelsea reportedly weigh up a move.
The rising talent's impact on the Premier League was one of the big talking points at the beginning of the season, after the ex-Fluminense star scored five goals in his first 11 matches for the Hornets.
It was inevitable that Richarlison would be linked with England's biggest clubs, but Watford manager Silva is aware that the club must protect their young starlet during the transfer period.
“What we can do is be smart with him and take care of him,” Silva said when asked about the speculation surrounding the Brazilian (via the Daily Express). “I don’t want to put all the pressure on him. He had a fantastic impact on Watford and in the Premier League.
"Everybody is talking about him. Arsenal, Chelsea and all these things are normal in one professional career. We need to support him as he’s a boy and needs to understand during one season everything can happen."
Richarlison's form has dipped since the back end of November, when he last scored. However, his raw potential and magnetic start have been enough to catch the eye of many suitors.